"Ireland's own Taj Mahal" Kylemore by TheaIren

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Kylemore Abbey

It's location, architecture and a fact that it was built out of love for a woman - some people call it Irelands Taj Mahal.

Beautiful location was noticed by Mr. Henry already earlier on his hunting trips. Then he came back on his honeymoon and couple fell in love of the place. They made their dream come true. astle was completed in 1871. Mr. Henry was really good with the local people, providing work and school for children. All this happiness ended tragically, when Mrs. Henry died suddenly in 1874.

Mr. Henry sold Castle to Duke & Duchess of Manchester who lived lavish life, castle was mortgaged and was taken over by the London banker. 1920 benedictine nuns purchased the castle and rescued beautiful building from decomposing. They still own it.

There is much to do in Kylemore: visit Abbey, church, gardens, mountain hike, go fishing.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful nature
  • Cons:A lot of tourists, maybe
  • In a nutshell:Irelands own Taj Mahal
  • Last visit to Kylemore: Jul 2011
  • Intro Updated Jul 9, 2012
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